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Man Mo Temple

124-126 Hollywood Road | Sheung Wan, Hong Kong, China
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The Man Mo Temple Compound on Hollywood Road, Sheung Wan comprising three blocks, namely Man Mo Temple, Lit Shing Kung and Kung Sor, was built approximately between 1847 and 1862 by wealthy Chinese merchants. Man Mo Temple was built mainly for the worship of Man Cheong (God of Literature) and Mo Tai (God of Martial Arts). Lit Shing Kung was built for the worship of all heavenly gods. Kung Sor was used as a meeting place and for resolving matters related to the Chinese community in the area. The three blocks are separated by two alleys. The Temple was officially entrusted to Tung Wah Hospital with the enactment of the Man Mo Temple Ordinance in 1908. Even nowadays, the Directors of the Tung Wah Group of Hospitals and community celebrities still congregate in the Temple every year at the Autumn Sacrificial Rites to pay homage to Man Cheong and Mo Tai as well as to invoke prosperity of Hong Kong. The Temple has imperative historical and social values to the territory, representing the traditional social organization and religious practices of the Chinese community in old Hong Kong. Man Mo Temple is a two-hall-three-bay structure fronted by two granite drum platforms. A pair of screen doors is placed in the front hall. Following the traditional Chinese architectural layout, the rear hall housing the altars of the deities is a few steps higher than the front hall. Between the two halls is a covered courtyard flanked by two side chambers with humpbacked roofs. The courtyard is covered with a double-eaved hip-and-gable roof supported by four granite columns at the corners of the courtyard. Lit Shing Kung, which is attached to the left of Man Mo Temple, was originally a three-hall-two-courtyard structure. The two courtyards were later covered by steel roofs. Kung Sor is a simple one-hall structure. The historic granite doorframe on which the year of construction of Kung Sor can be found is still well preserved. The magnificent Man Mo Temple Compound is a fine example of traditional Chinese vernacular architecture. It is exquisitely decorated with ceramic figurines, granite carvings, wood carvings, plaster mouldings and murals, reflecting superb traditional craftsmanship.
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124-126 Hollywood Road | Sheung Wan, Hong Kong, China
Sheung Wan
124-126 Hollywood Road | Sheung Wan, Hong Kong, China
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Reviewed yesterday

~~Came here after visiting a traditional dim sum restaurant. Surprising to find a temple here. Very interesting and attractive. Close to old antique shops and market so plenty to do here and the temple provides a nice rest from the commercial elements.

Thank Donsafe
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Bustling temple in the heart of Hong Kong island. Nestled among street shops and apartments this temple was booming with prayers and incense; so strong we had to leave. OK if it's convenient not sure it's worth a special trip for the casual observer

Thank Ron P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Like the lanterns and idols in an environment of incense burning and people making merit to their gods.

Thank whitepointer
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This temple is well worth a visit. Be ready for an intense incense experience as the smoke inside is almost overwhelming. What I found is the stinging in my eyes brought clarity and focus to the environment around me. Do make sure you participate by...More

Thank taurenlegend
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It’s a small temple and it has some artefacts inside. It’s still active, some people pray in here. I’m not interested in these things and I found other temples bigger and attractive.

Thank David A
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Today’s Man Mo temple is smaller than the original design according to the sign. But it still has its historical character. There are basically two doors that take you to the prayer spaces and be ready for a strong aroma of incense.

Thank loveDCA
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Man mo temples A very small but beautiful temple. It has three entrance, each with different areas, make sure to explore all three. There is a nice shop on the right with sone wonderful local ware

Thank lifenadventure
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Pretty authentic. Its small and very stuffy inside. But still it is full of bright colors, decorations and incense. They have different deities all very well dressed and decorated. Loved the conical incense. There is a fortune teller and gift shop. Close by is a...More

Thank sljforever
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Built in 1847 one of Hong Kong's oldest standing temples. We walked directly up the hill after visiting Western Market along interesting lane ways. Situated on Hollywood road and Square St, after the temple walk east along Hollywood road and there are a number of...More

Thank Max P
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Man Mo temple built 1847 is dedicated to the god of literature. It is slightly hard to find, about 2-3 blocks from the MTR station. But you have to climb steps. It was small and could easily be seen within 15 minutes. The inside shrine...More

Thank angeleyes27
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We were pushed for time and jumped in a taxi